Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs

Specialist in
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Languages
German, English

Core competencies

Joint-preserving knee surgery, knee traumatology, sports medicine, orthobiology, cartilage regeneration

Professional career

2007 - 2014
Head physician for orthobiology and cartilage regeneration, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich
2008
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg
2006
Certification to practise sports medicine, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg
2003 - 2007
Appointed as the medical director in the Cartilage Transplantation Section at Freiburg University Hospital
1997 - 2003

Senior physician, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Freiburg University Hospital

1997
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg
1983 - 1990
Studied Medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen, Germany

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

2006
Appointment as a honorary Professor, Institute of Sports Medicine, Beijing University
2005
Appointment as a lecturer and awarded the Venia lengendi for orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg
2004
Post-doc in orthopaedics under Prof. Reichelt, University of Freiburg
1998 - 2007
Head of the Cartilage Research Group, Valley TEC Freiburg, Freiburg University Hospital
1992
Doctorate at the Centre of Pharmacology and Toxicology under Prof. Kahl, University of Göttingen, Germany

Further information

Since 2013 Member of the Swiss knee experts group (EGK) at the SGOT

Since 2013 Chairman of the cartilage committee at the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

Since 2013 Appointment as an AGA instructor

2012 Appointment to the Accredited ESSKA Teaching Centre for Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

2008 Member of the experts’ committee on cell therapy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), London & Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), Langen

Since 2005 Member of the Reg. Med. experts’ committee, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin

Since 2013 Teaching at the ETH Zurich

Since 2013 Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Basel

Since 1997 Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Freiburg

Practices at

Memberships and partnerships

  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU)
  • German Association of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology (DVOST)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SGOT)
  • Zurich Medical Association (AGZ)

Publications & videos

Events & lectures